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By adamg - 9/6/22 - 11:45 pm

Liz Miranda defeated a field that included fellow state Rep. Nika Elugardo and former 2nd Suffolk Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, in the Democratic primary for the seat Sonia Chang-Diaz gave up to run for governor.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:52 pm

GBH reports former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has pulled nomination papers to run for the 2nd Suffolk district she lost to Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2008, following her arrest in a bribery scandal the month before the election. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/21 - 9:55 am

State Rep. Liz Miranda of Roxbury announced today she's running for the 2nd Suffolk State Senate seat that Sonia Chang-Diaz will leave next year as she runs for governor. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 2:39 pm

CommonWealth Magazine surveys next Tuesday's special election to replace state Sen. Joe Boncore, which pits Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards against Revere School Committee Member Anthony D’Ambrosio. The district includes East Boston, the North End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Revere, Winthrop and a bit of Cambridge.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 10:40 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Wilkerson is considering a run next year now that incumbent Sonia Chang-Diaz, who defeated her in the Democratic primary in 2008, has taken herself out of the race so she can run for governor.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:51 am

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) made it official today: If, as expected, Joe Boncore leaves the state Senate to become head of a life-sciences trade group, she will run for his seat. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 9:08 am

Sonia Chang-Díaz Launches Her Campaign For Governor of Massachusetts

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announced this morning she's running for governor in next year's elections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/18 - 5:15 pm

Brian Joyce, 56 and formerly of Milton, was found dead in his Wesport home, while awaiting trial on federal corruption charges, WHDH reports, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 5/3/18 - 12:59 pm

The report released yesterday on Stanley Rosenberg and his now estranged husband left him little choice. His resignation letter.

By adamg - 4/3/18 - 6:45 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports freshman state Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-1st Suffolk and Middlesex) has decided to run for his second term this fall, rather than join the crowd running for the DA's job Dan Conley is giving up.

By adamg - 3/29/18 - 4:58 pm

A grand jury today indicted Bryon Hefner, 30, on charges of five counts of indecent assault and battery, four counts of dissemination of a visual image of a nude or partially nude person and one count of open and gross lewdness, the state Attorney General's office and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/18 - 11:56 am

State Rep. Evandro Carvalho, who had announced plans to run for the 1st Suffolk state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry, announced today that he's decided to run instead for the Suffolk County District Attorney's post that Dan Conley recently announced he'll be leaving. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/18 - 9:17 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Garrison is running for the state-senate seat vacated by Linda Dorcena Forry. Demcratic state reps Nick Collins and Evandro Carvalho are also running, in the April 3 primary.

By adamg - 2/2/18 - 3:59 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston) will run for the seat he couldn't win in a battle four years ago against state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester). But state Rep. Dan Cullinane, who took Dorcena Forry's place in the House, announced today he will run for re-election in the fall rather than the Senate seat this spring.

By adamg - 1/29/18 - 1:43 pm

The state Senate decided today to set an April 3 primary and a May 1 final election to select a replacement for Linda Dorcena Forry, who resigned on Friday as the senator for the 1st Suffolk District (South Boston and Dorchester). Whoever wins will then have to decide whether to run for re-election in the regular primary and general election this fall. Nomination papers are already available at the Secretary of State's offce at Ashburton Place.

By adamg - 1/25/18 - 3:57 pm

Linda Dorcena Forry announced today she formally resigns tomorrow to become a vice president at Fish's Suffolk Construction. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/17 - 11:28 am

The State House News Service reports Stanley Rosenberg will step down as senate president as an independent investigator looks into sexual-assault allegations against his husband, Bryon Hefner.

By adamg - 12/1/17 - 9:39 am

In addition to allegedly groping lobbyists, he was having a grand time bossing around state legislators.

Meanwhile, the state senate will hire an independent investigator to look into the sexual-attack charges.

By adamg - 5/4/17 - 5:17 pm

The Globe reports that Joe Shortsleeve (yes, that Joe Shortsleeve) is running for the state Senate seat that James Timilty (yes, of those Timiltys) is giving up. Yeah, he allows as how he voted for Trump in November, but says it's no biggie because he's a big fan of the gays and abortion rights and believes in climate change and, besides, he's now disappointed in Trump and, even better, he voted for Sanders in the primary.

Unfortunately for him, at least on that point, is that one of his opponents in the Sept. 19 primary for the Bristol and Norfolk district is Paul Feeney of Foxboro, who actually helped run the Sanders campaign in Massachusetts.

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